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ATV Anti-Theft

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You can reduce your risk and make your ATV a poor target for theft.
The threat wants to be in the dark, quiet, and quick, so don’t provide them with dark, quiet, and quick.
Security measures are applied in depth, several layers of security.
Using several simple, low cost practices can help you keep your ATV.

Deter: Front and rear porch lights on at night.
Deter: Keep the ATV in the back yard.
Deter: Cover the ATV with a brown tarp so it is not apparent.
Deter: Keep the ATV in your garage or shed.
Deter: Motion sensor flood lights on house or shed.

Delay: Use a pad lock that fits in the brake disk holes.
Delay: Keep the keys in a room separate from the ATV.
Delay: Loop a wire rope through the rim holes and through the frame and lock it with a heavy duty pad lock.
Delay: Put stuff around the ATV that would have to be moved and would make noise.
Delay: When you go on vacation, remove a wheel and the seat and put them in your basement or in a closet.

You do not have to do all of these, but you should try to do as many as possible as a regular practice.
There are other things you can do to deter and delay.
All of these items can be defeated.
But you have created a situation where the threat should move on to easier pickings.

ATV Anti-Theft: Hide it, immobilize it, don't make it an easy target.

take good pictures of it that you can email/print out for law enforcement,
record the ATV VIN and keep it in your desk file folder, and
consider marking the underside of a plastic part with the last four digits of your SSN or your initials.
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one other trick park your atv against the house garage etc , then park your car right in front of it 6 inches or so. that way they have to try to push it side ways not easy to do with a sportsman.
This trick will work if there is no way to put a jack under the quad with wheels that they can push or pull on the side. I preffer setting up an alarm system (with shock sensor and electrical current monitor system) on a separate power system on the quad, if im going to leave it outside the house.

Just my 2 cents

to the would be thief :pokey::chairshot::rocketwhore::AR15firing::susel:
I had just installed an alarm system for my atv. I hidden the brain and all the wires so it cant be cut, and added a backup battery just in case. Its sensitive enough that it can sense a tap on the fender and switches being turned on or off. Although the atv stays inside the garage with an inhouse alarm system and surveillance, it kinda nice to have it installed just for that added protection.

I would rather have the thief :pokey: than having :AR15firing: and :chairshot:
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